New NPWS office for Bargo

A new office and workshop for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is to be constructed in Bargo.

The view of the Sydney skyline over rugged bushland from the Powerline Trail in the Bargo State Conservation Area

Work to build the new facility is expected to begin next month.

NPWS Blue Mountains Acting Branch Director Glenn Meade said the building will be used as a base for rangers and other NPWS staff working in national park reserves in the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Local Government Areas.

"This new building will centralise NPWS park operations in the region and support up to 20 staff members," Mr Meade said.

"Our staff cover a wide area and run important operations including catchment management programs, conservation of threatened plants and animals, fire operations and pest animal and weed control.

"This central base will allow us to service all our programs and reserves."

NPWS expects the work will be carried out with minimal impact to traffic and the community.

The new office site, off Avon Dam Road, was used as a night soil depot from the 1920s until 1969.

NPWS anticipate the new office will open in August 2023.